While Reaper’s Shadow Step ability can be a great way to teleport into enemy backlines in Overwatch, a jaw-dropping glitch is now sending the Damage-based hero all the way across the map.
Positioning is absolutely pivotal in competitive Overwatch as flanking Damage-dealers are often able to swing team fights in their favor thanks to an early elimination or two.
However, not all heroes have been able to maneuver through the many maps in-game lately as Reaper’s Shadow Step has hilariously been leaving the hero stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Former Overwatch League talent for Boston Uprising, Stanislav ‘Mistakes’ Danilov has experienced Blizzard’s hero shooter at all levels of competition since its release. As a result, there’s no denying his time spent grinding away with a versatile range of Damage-based heroes like Reaper.
Caught entirely off-guard in the midst of a heated battle on Temple of Anubis however, even the former pro was left stunned by a bizarre Reaper glitch.
With his Death Blossom at the ready, Mistakes was looking to teleport into the enemy backlines before unloading a hail of bullets on nearby foes. Amusingly enough, he was sent back to the first section of the map for no apparent rhyme or reason.
— Stanislav Danilov (@MistakesOW) February 24, 2020
Standing still upon realizing where he was repositioned, the veteran couldn’t believe what had just happened mere moments away from potentially clinching a victory.
Expanding on why the issue might have cropped up in the heat of combat, ‘Foster_ow’ responded to the post and outlined how “the game doesn’t know where to place you” if you line up your teleport with the top of a friendly Mei wall.
“It teleports you to the default 000 point which happens to be this part on Anubis,” they elaborated.
Fun fact, 000 point on hanamura is the first point. So you could Technically tp your reaper to the point from your spawn.
However, the timing is Frame Perfect tp when Wall breaks
— Foster_ow (@Nicolas63921606) February 24, 2020
While the bug will only occur when both abilities align in perfect synchronicity, this type of drastic detour could certainly cost you a match in the near future if you’re not careful.
There’s no telling if the issue will soon be resolved in a future update, so be on the lookout for Mei and Reaper compositions as they may actually prove to work against one another until the bug is fixed.